There are many great survival tips for spouses who both work from home. The first is to be realistic with yourself don’t let yourself get into a “lazy” state of mind where you think you’ll be able to work from home and not have to worry about your spouse’s job or the kids. If you think you can go without a job and have your entire time income being spent on the family, that’s a fantasy.
I once had a client whose husband was having an extra job and was taking off one to two hours a day (or more) at his other job. He wasn’t spending much time with his family and had to cut back on spending money on things like vacations and buying gifts for his wife and kids. His attitude was, “I’ll go to work, make my money, come home, sleep, and then I’ll go do what I want.” It was getting to the point where my client couldn’t take it any longer. She called him one evening and was very upset that he would not take care of her even though she was paying the bills, wasn’t being paid as well, etc. And this was one of the first times she had mentioned wanting to leave.
But there were some things she did that helped her get through this rough time. First of all, she started going to a job she was interested in and making a goal of how long it would take her to make that salary. She also made a list of everything she needed to buy for her family (food, clothing, housing, utilities, etc) and made sure she planned accordingly.
This saved her a lot of money because she didn’t have to take out two payday loans to pay her bills. She had money saved up. Second, by setting realistic goals she gave herself a deadline for success. And third, she started talking more to her husband about his job. By taking a few minutes each day to talk with your spouse about work from home businesses, you will give them the confidence they need to get out of the house and work.
One thing that is important to remember when working from home is to keep your focus. If you are working out of your home, there is a chance you will get distracted. But by staying focused on your goals, your focus will become stronger and you will be more effective at your job. This will help you avoid distractions and even pick up on skills your spouse might have that can help them with their work from home business.
If you are both used to work at someone else’s home business, it is important to learn how to do the business on your own. The reason is that it is easier and less costly to do so. You are going to feel more confident if you are responsible for running your own business. This will also increase the enjoyment level because you can add something fun to your life.
Another thing to do is to make a plan. Whether you are going to work part time or full time, it is important to have a plan. It doesn’t matter if you want to start a work from home business or make a living as a freelance writer from your home business. You need to have a plan. Once you have a plan in place, you will be better equipped to face any obstacles that may come your way while working from home.
Now that you have read this article, you are probably excited to get started. The best thing that you can do is to start doing some research into ways you can survive and thrive when working from home. And don’t forget to enjoy your new home business. Remember that when you both love what you do each day, surviving can become much easier.